Casino Tips San Diego

Top 5 Tips for Casino Beginners

Did you know over a quarter of Americans visit a casino at least once a year? According to the American Gaming Association, that number will only grow as more tribal casinos open across the US and legalized gambling expands beyond Las Vegas. It’s easy to see why. Unlike most other entertainment and nightlife options, casinos offer that glimmer of hope of winning big. And even if the night ends without a jackpot, the thrill of possibility adds a measure of excitement you just won’t find elsewhere.

For those who have never been to a casino before, venturing out for the first time may seem a little bit intimidating. But don’t worry. There’s no fuss here at Golden Acorn Casino in San Diego. All we want to do is help you take your fun up a notch or two.

Still concerned about the whole new-to-the-casino thing? Ok, we hear you. Take a look below at our top tips for casino beginners. They should put you at ease and get you ready to ramp up the fun-factor in your life.

Tip #1: Learn the rules

Gambling is by definition a risk, but there’s no sense in worsening your odds by not understanding the rules of the games you play. Slot machines and bingo are pretty self-explanatory, but if you have your eye on a table game like Blackjack or Poker, be sure to read up on rules and strategies before you go, or try out some free online games for practice. And if you blank on the rules once you’re already at the table, don’t worry—dealers will typically help out and offer generalized advice, so don’t be afraid to ask.

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Player's Gold Club

Player’s Gold Club: Levels and Casino Benefits

Gamers, you’re in it to win it, right? Playing casino games is fun, sure. But winning? That’s a whole new level of fun. Well, at Golden Acorn Casino in San Diego, you don’t have to win win to win. When you join the Player’s Gold Club, you win just by playing!


Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for the Player’s Gold Club

It’s free! All you have to do is present a valid photo I.D. at the Player’s Gold Club booth, and we’ll give you a club card. You can start reaping the benefits right away.

  1. Earn points by playing

At the slot machines: Insert your Player’s Gold Club card into the reader on any slot machine, and as you play, your points will accumulate.

At the tables: Present your Player’s Gold Club card to the dealer before you begin to play. The more you play, the more points you earn.

  1. Spend your points

You can spend your points on Free Play at the tables or the slot machines. You can also spend them on Bingo, food or non-alcoholic beverages at the Golden Grill, Del Oro Deli, or the Player’s Bar. You can even spend your points on gas at the Travel Center!

So, yeah, with the Player’s Gold Club at Golden Acorn Casino, you win just by playing. And the more you play, the more you win.

As you make your way up through the Club’s three levels, you get more points per play and more benefits, including discounts on food and merchandise, and VIP parking.

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